Photos - Wine & Cooking in the Heart of Chianti and Florence, Tuscany

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Private lunch at a family owned winery overlooking the beautiful Tuscan landscape. Getting ready to eat some local Tuscan specialties at our barbeque party in Chianti A great opportunity to take in and appreciate the beautiful city of Florence, the capital of the Tuscan region of Italy Sharing a toast with our friends in the hills of Chianti who were kind enough to host us for a Florentine steak lunch Taking a walk through this Tuscan castle turned winery in the hills of Chianti Our food tour of Florence is a great opportunity interact with local shop-owners and taste Tuscan specialties Tuscany offers up some of the best views and vistas in all of Italy and Florence is no exception The small town of Pienza offers the perfect view of the Chianti valley, a great chance to appreciate the Tuscan beauty The Cathedral of Siena is one of the most beautiful in all of Italy. It houses many famous works of art. The Duomo in Florence is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. We visit Florence during our Chianti Vacations Our final day in Chianti is spent with local Chianina cow farmers and Chianti wine makers in the Tuscan hills Our guests eager to dive into another half day of cooking fun and learning how to make more Tuscan dishes Tours and tastings at various winers in Chianti create a true appreciation for these wonderful Tuscan wines Our hands-on cooking classes in Chianti are all about highlighting dishes unique to Tuscany An afternoon spritz is a small example of how deep we dive into everyday Italian culture Our food tour of Florence is a great opportunity to get a feel of the local culture and experience the central market Admiring the offerings at the market of San Lorenzo during our food tour in Florence Our Chianti vacation features a wine tasting in a small family run winery to create a more intimate experience The views of Tuscany are unparalleled, we make sure to take advantage of every opportunity to appreciate them Meeting locals is one of the best ways to appreciate and discover the local culture of Tuscany. Our Chianti vacation features a full day in Florence with a walking food tour, tasting the best food Florence offers We only choose restaurants popular among the locals for our vacations, and Chianti is no exception. The location and architecture of Pienza make it one of the most picturesque towns of Tuscany Our hands-on cooking classes are a great opportunity to learn how to make the famous Italian liquor, Limoncello Our Chianti vacation stops at the DeRicci family winery, widely regarded as the most beautiful cellar in the world During our Tuscan winery tours, we get a wonderful explanation of how the renowned Vin Santo dessert wine is made Sunflower blooms in the middle of summer are a wonderful opportunity to soak up the romance and beauty of Tuscany Our hands-on cooking classes always get everyone involved and having fun in some capacity This is an up-close and personal experience on a Tuscan cashmere goat farm, overlooking vista from the hills of Chianti All our cooking classes in Tuscany and Chianti are hands on, you will always make fresh pasta from scratch Going off the beaten path in the Tuscan hills to learn about the goats that help make beautiful cashmere products Learning how to make pasta from scratch is one of the best ways to soak of the beautiful and rich Italian culture Having a cooking class in Cortona, the setting for "Under the Tuscan Sun" Soaking up the "Under the Tuscan Sun" lifestyle at local winery in the Chianti region of Tuscany A beautiful antipasto served by our friends on their local farm in the hills of Greve in Chianti, deep in Tuscany! Our barbeque party in Chianti is a great time to relax by the pool an soak up some sun before a night of dancing and fun Take your glass of Brunello and enjoy the view of a vineyard in Montalcino. Truly a wonderful way to enjoy Tuscany The wine will be so good during the Chianti vacation that you'll want it straight from the barrel! Our cooking classes do an excellent job showcasing local specialties and these biscotti are no exception Our small group class is getting ready to make a myriad of delicious local Tuscan dishes Having fun learning authentic Tuscan recipes from Chef Lorenzo in our private cooking class in Radda in Chianti The Palio horse-race in Siena is more than just a race. It is the life-blood of every citizen and a wonder to behold.